Visual Arts aims to provide every child with a stimulating creative experience which allows them to express their individuality and a multitude of ways. We aim to provide a relevant and meaningful curriculum and use industry standard equipment and materials.
Year 7 Mandatory Visual Arts
Year 8 Mandatory Visual Arts
Year 8 Elective Visual Arts, Visual Design and Ceramics
Year 9 Elective Visual Arts, Photographic and Digital media and Visual Design
Year 10 Elective Visual Arts, Photographic and Digital media and Visual Design
Year 11 and Year 12 - 2 unit Visual Arts.
Non ATAR courses - 2 unit and 1 unit Photography, Video and Digital Imaging, 1 unit Visual Design and 1 unit Ceramics.
Bossley Park High School Visual Arts Faculty comprises of 6 staff members that specialise in various art making practices such as drawing, painting, digital and photo media, sculpture and jewellery making, textiles and fibre and printmaking. Collaborative and explicit teaching practice is our strength. We utilise our individual skills and knowledge to provide multiple and varied opportunities to our students.
In the past 3 years alone we have received 19 nominations for Art-express and multiple band 6 results. In 2018 we received a record 7 nominations. In 2017 and 2016, we received 6 Art-express nominations each year with 4 students from 2016 selected to exhibit their work. Bossley Park High School is the 3rd highest school in the state for Art-express nominations.
In 2015 we received the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, alongside our Year 12 student who received the Wilkins Acquisition Award, with his work being purchased for the permanent collection. We were awarded for our excellence as a Team/ Teacher in an Executive role at the 2016 Principals Celebration.
We conduct regular student exhibitions both at school and within the local communities. Our most recent “Art-fusion” at Margot Hardy Gallery, Western Sydney University, Bankstown, showcase an eclectic range of artworks by Year 8-10 Gifted and Talented students. We also hold an annual exhibition of HSC artworks, which results in record attendance from both school and local community members on opening night.